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Cuevas/Gonzalez Advance In Antwerp

Pablo Cuevas/Maximo Gonzalez kicked off first-round action on Monday at the European Open in Antwerp with a 7-6(5), 7-5 win over Arnaud Bovy/Steve Darcis. Cuevas/Gonzalez saved all four break points and scored the lone break of the match at 5-5 in the second set. At the Intrum Stockholm Open, fourth seeds Wesley Koolhof/Fabrice Martin scored a tight 7-6(6), 6-4 victory over Luke Bambridge/Ben McLachlan. They’ll play Dominic Inglot/Austin Krajicek or
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Seppi Saves 2 M.P. To Outlast Garin In Moscow

If the first main-draw match of the 2019 VTB Kremlin Cup is a preview of the week ahead, we are in for a dramatic seven days in Moscow. Andreas Seppi saved two match points on Monday to overcome fifth seed Cristian Garin 3-6, 7-6(2), 7-6(4), converting his sixth match point to end the contest after two hours and 42 minutes. The 2012 champion, who improves to 15-5 at the ATP
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Zverev Rises To Seventh, Leads Nitto ATP Finals Contenders

No. 7, Alexander Zverev, +1 Zverev reached his first ATP Masters 1000 championship match of 2019 at the Rolex Shanghai Masters. The German recorded wins against Jeremy Chardy, Andrey Rublev, Roger Federer and Matteo Berrettini to earn 600 ATP Rankings points and jump one position to seventh in the ATP Race To London. The reigning Nitto ATP Finals champion is bidding to make his third straight appearance at The O2
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Mikael's Magical Month: Ymer Goes Back-To-Back

A LOOK BACK Internationaux de Tennis de Vendee (Mouilleron-le-Captif, France): Few players aged 21 & under have enjoyed a season like this. Mikael Ymer is making a significant statement on the ATP Challenger Tour and the #NextGenATP Swede has yet another crown to add to his trophy case. Ymer notched a fourth title of 2019, sprinting to the finish line on the indoor hard courts of Mouilleron-le-Captif. He defeated home
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The Sound Tactics That Led To Medvedev's Shanghai Title

Daniil Medvedev’s mastery of a tennis match is mesmerising. Medvedev defeated Alexander Zverev 6-4, 6-1 in the final of the Rolex Shanghai Masters on Sunday, with Zverev saying post-match that, “Daniil is somebody that plays a way that we have never seen before.” You can’t beat what you can’t understand. Medvedev did a lot right in the final, with the following five areas contributing significantly to the outcome. 1. Pound
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Race Update: Berrettini & Zverev Lead Battle For Final Two London Spots

One week can change a lot on the ATP Tour, especially in the ATP Race To London. The Rolex Shanghai Masters was a perfect example of that. Entering the year’s eighth ATP Masters 1000 tournament, Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut was in seventh in the Race, and reigning Nitto ATP Finals champion Alexander Zverev was clinging to eighth, just 20 points ahead of ninth-placed David Goffin. But a major Shanghai shakeup
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A Look Back At The 2019 Rolex Shanghai Masters

From Stefanos Tsitsipas' dream day to Daniil Medvedev continuing his dominance by lifting his second ATP Masters 1000 title, relive the best moments of the 2019 Rolex Shanghai Masters. 1. Medvedev Prevails In Shanghai: Can anyone stop this man? The Russian outclassed Alexander Zverev to take the title in Shanghai without dropping a set. Medvedev is on a nine-match winning streak, all of which have come in straight sets, and
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Medvedev's Magical Run: The Russian's Journey To Three Titles & Three Finals

When Daniil Medvedev arrived at the Citi Open in July, the Russian was the No. 10 player in the ATP Rankings, freshly minted into the elite group. He has been on a tear ever since, reaching the final or lifting the trophy at six consecutive tournaments, including his first two ATP Masters 1000 titles — in Cincinnati and Shanghai — and his maiden Grand Slam final at the US Open.